White Plains students contribute to Sandy recovery efforts

Boats lay strewn around the Washington Irving Boat

Boats lay strewn around the Washington Irving Boat Club on the Hudson River in Tarrytown after Tropical Storm Sandy flooded the area. All boats were accounted for. (Nov. 1, 2012) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

The Berkeley College community has teamed up to support the American Red Cross by donating food and toiletries to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Nearly 500 pounds of supplies were collected for the American Red Cross in Staten Island as well as food banks in Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey, with the last deliveries taking place this week. Berkeley Community associates were also encouraged to donate money to the organizations.

"Many of our students, associates and alumni experienced personal hardships as a result of superstorm Sandy," Dario A. Cortes, Berkeley College president, said in a news release Tuesday. "We continue to offer help and support to our neighbors who are still in need."

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Berkeley College has more than 7,700 students enrolled at eight locations across New York and New Jersey, including one in White Plains.

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